Inside: Use these printable teacher appreciation notes from students for Teacher Appreciation Week or for the end of the year to show your gratitude to teachers with sweet notes.
Teachers deserve all the accolades, all the praise, and all the money.
We all know that no amount of teacher appreciation gifts and teacher luncheons and sweet notes will ever compensate them for educating our kids.
When we were all quarantined at home, we all quickly learned just how much educators did for our communities.
So we can join the school board and run for local government to make real change happen in schools and give educators the salaries and respect they deserve and the supplies and safety protocols they need.
But, right now we can do one small thing: we can let our educators know how much our kids appreciate everything they do.
We can wait until Teacher Appreciation Week in May to thank teachers. We can wait until the end of the school year to thank teachers.
Or we can thank them just because.
These fun Teacher Appreciation Notes from students are a perfect way to show their current teacher, their past teachers, and their “specials” (music, art, PE, etc.) just how much they are valued.
If you’re part of the PTA or organizing End of the Year Parties, these are also perfect Thank a Teacher Grams where kids can attach a flower or candy to their sweet note and you can deliver them to their mailboxes or classrooms.
Because until we can get our educators the money and the resources and the safety they deserve, the least we can do as a community is to let them know that “their kids” love and appreciate them.
Other Ways to Show Appreciation to Teachers
There are tons of ways to thank a teacher and show you appreciate them.
When in doubt, here is the number one gift you can give teachers: a gift card with a sweet note professing your undying love to them for helping your child learn and grow and succeed, accompanied by a sweet note written by your child about how they’re the bestest teacher ever.
You will also love these Teacher Appreciation Ideas:
22 Sweet Ways to Thank Your Teacher- #8 is my personal favorite!
And you can use these Teacher Appreciation Books:
We also use these Teacher Appreciation Notes from students they can write to their teachers.
How to Use the Teacher Appreciation Notes
1. Print out the verison you wish you to use, color or black and white and download them below.
These are perfect for Teacher Appreciation Week (1st full week in May), End of the School Year, or just because. And they make great Thank a Teacher Grams.
2. Kids can choose which of the 20 cards they wish to use. (Here’s a little behind-the-scenes pic of my kiddo writing notes to her teachers.)
3. Kids can write their teacher’s name on the line. They can write or dictate a message underneath (and continue onto the back if needed ) and then sign their name.
4. If you use the black and white version, kids can color in the picture and color in their bubble words. I you use the colored version, kid can color in the bubble letters.
5. Encourage kids to write these for teachers, aides, and specialists (music, art, PE, librarian, media/computers, etc.). These are also great to write for their past years’ teachers. You never appreciate how truly incredible an educator is until you no longer have them and you’re with an educator who doesn’t reach your kid in the same way.
6. If you’re a classroom teacher, you can encourage your kids to write them to other staff members, including their teachers from previous years.
7. If you’re organizing an End of Year Party, you can set up a “Thank a Teacher Station” so kids can write notes to current and past teachers and you can put them in their mailboxes later.
8. You can turn them into Flower Grams or Candy Grams and attach a flower or candy to the notecard when it’s delivered.
It doesn’t matter how you use them as long as the educators in your life feel valued, seen, respected, loved, and appreciated. Then let’s all go figure out how to get them more money.